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Cindy Mendoza


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in Brooklyn, NY however, my heart is in the Dominican Republic which is where my parents are from. My first language was Spanish.

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

I wish I had a big backyard in New York City. 

Where did you go to college?

I attended Brooklyn College for my undergrad and currently attend City College for my Masters.

What was your favorite book in middle school?

My favorite book in middle school was Manic Maggie by Jerry Spinelli.


What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

The best thing about working at Hamilton Grange is being part of a team. 

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

My favorite thing to do when I am not teaching is spending time with nature. 

What is your favorite quote?

"When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine" - Unknown

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